Yorkshire life expectancy among lowest

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Older people in Yorkshire and the Humber have a shorter life expectancy than most others across the country, figures suggest.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows men in the region aged 65 and over between 2012 and 2014 can expect to live for another 18.2 years.

Only the North West (18 years) and North East (17.9 years) had lower life expectancies.

It is a similar picture for women in Yorkshire and the Humber. Those aged 65 and over can expect to live for another 20.6 years – again the third lowest life expectancy nationwide, although the figure is up from 17.8 years between 1991 and 1993.

The region is also near the bottom of the table when it comes to life expectancy from birth. Boys born in Yorkshire and Humber can expect to live until they are 78.7, while girls can expect to reach 82.4.

New born girls in London have the highest life expectancy, according to the ONS, at 84.2, followed by 80.5 for new born boys in the South East.

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Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 by The News Editor

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